RPC VII.2, 3372

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3372
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Ɛ = 5
Dating AD 242
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹ(Α) Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Ɛ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus; to l. and r., pellet
Metal Silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 5.16 g
Axis 12
Reference Ganschow 897c–e; Bland 1991a, 63–4; Bland 1996, 63A
Specimens 6
Note Rev. legend reads ΚΑΙϹ Β Ν (Ganschow 897c; Bland 1996, 63A), ΚΑΙϹ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 897d; Bland 1991a, 63) or ΚΑΙϹΑ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 897e; Bland 1991a, 64).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Yale: 2001.87.11550 Bland 1996, 63.2
2     B. Michaux coll. = Ganschow 897e
3     CNG MBS 33, 15 Mar. 1995, lot 1297 = Bland 1996, 63.3
4     CNG MBS 33, 15 Mar. 1995, lot 1298 = Bland 1996, 63A
5     ✸ Gorny & Mosch 142, 10 Oct. 2005, lot 2055 = Rauch 41, 1988, lot 959 = Bland 1991a, 63.1
6     Malloy 27, 17 March 1989, lot 303 = CNG MBS 29, 30 March 1994, lot 979 = CNG 54, 14 June 2000, lot 1169 = Ganschow 897e